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Nissan Micra 2017 revealed at Paris Motor Show

Nissan Micra 2017 revealed at Paris Motor Show

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This is the all-new-from-the-ground-up 2017 Nissan Micra sub-compact hatchback. It was revealed today at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The Micra’s chassis is now said to offer much sharper handling than before, with features such as Active Trace Control that subtly applies the brakes to aid cornering, while Active Ride Control can tweak engine torque and brake pressure to smooth out the ride.

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Inside, a new 7-inch central touchscreen is available — nestled on a leatherette-clad dashboard — with nav, multimedia and Apple CarPlay. Further options include a new Bose 6-speaker sound system, with a speaker built into the driver’s headrest.

Safety features on offer include lane-departure prevention, autonomous braking with Pedestrian Detection, Around View Monitor, traffic sign recognition, high beam assist and blind spot warning.

Two engines will be offered, namely a Renault-sourced 0.9-litre 3-cylinder turbo, and also a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel, both producing 89bhp. A naturally-aspirated 75 hp 1.0-litre will arrive later on, while more turbo engines are expected later.

If all this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. The car featured above is the one Europe is getting. The existing Indian-built Micra here is struggling with slow sales, probably due to its unappealing rental-car design that even an expensive endorsement by Nancy Ajram couldn’t overcome. Hopefully our region will get this new shape, but even then, the turbo engines and high-end tech likely won’t make it here, unless Nissan Middle East pulls a move here that no one saw coming.

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  1. It’s a really pretty design overall, inside out. If priced right, maybe in the 40k Dhs region, and with the engine and cabin trims similar to the European markets, it would kill the Yaris sales instantly!

    • Expecting a 40K price tag with those engines and cabin trims is the most optimistic think I’ve read for weeks.

    • @Faisal Khatib

      I agree, it’s never gonna be 40-50k with all these equipment. But that’s how the current model is priced, so they’ll either bump up the price similar to a Sentra, or keep the price like the outgoing model but put the basic equipment like the naturally aprirated 1.5L engine and the stereo system with that massive volume knob in the budget Nissans lol

    • I guess we’ll get the one Made in India which will have some design cues from this but will be dumb down to look boring and garish.

    • Whose going to bother anymore about the Nissan Tiida cause it will cannibalize its sales.
      They may do the same as what Honda did by not bringing in the new Jazz, and keep selling the old Micra to rent a car operators.

  2. Seems Nissan hired the Ford Focus Hatchback designer….

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